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UA Unearthed Arcana: Barbarian and Monk

Russ Morrissey

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Jer

Adventurer
Am I the only one who gets a Darksun vibe from this one? I mean, Wild Soul would work well for a psionic-as-spellslots Wilder, right?
I didn't think about it before, but you're right. The mechanics would work fairly well for a wilder-type. And the Astral Monk needs even less reskinning to make it a psionic character subclass.
 

Parmandur

Legend
Yes, the context matters.

However, I don't tink the context is Eberron for a very simple reason: Mention of the Feywild. The Eberron equivalent is called something different. If you where writing something for a specific setting you wouldn't namecheck something that didn't exist in that setting.

Given the level of whackyess of exploding flumphs, I think Rick and Morty is a more probable context.
The Feywild exists in 5E Eberron, though, because it is being integrated with the Great Wheel metasetting.
 

Rhineglade

Explorer
Yeah I have to say I am not a big fan of either. The barbarian wild soul makes no sense to me at all. I don't typically associate "barbarians" with the "fae" I guess. Seems like a very goofy combo. And the abilities of the monk seem to be too underwhelming.
 

Parmandur

Legend
Honestly I don't get an Eberron vibe from either of these at all. They are based on no prestiage class or Paragon Path from Eberron, they don't seem to tie onto any uniquely Eberron feature or story line.

But both are Planar based so I'll buck the trend and say it's for Volo's Guide to Spirits and Shades instead of the New Eberron book.
Cold be, though I still think the bit in Dragon Hesit was a joke and not an actual product prediction.
 





TwoSix

The hero you deserve
Supporter
However, I don't tink the context is Eberron for a very simple reason: Mention of the Feywild. The Eberron equivalent is called something different. If you where writing something for a specific setting you wouldn't namecheck something that didn't exist in that setting.
Yea, but it's not like the UA article on spore druids mentioned Golgari or Ravnica anywhere. Replacing the generic "Feywild" with the Eberron-specific "Thelanis" is a simple text replacement before it goes to print.

I personally don't think this is for Eberron, but the presence/absence of any specific place names can't be used as evidence for any interpretation. They're simply not going to tip their hand this early.
 

TwoSix

The hero you deserve
Supporter
Charisma is not an attribute that impacts skill in a physical activity. And you aren’t using anaerobic methods when casting a spell. This is what I mean. You’re just changing the definitions of words to get the bonuses, so why bother having stats at all?

“Are you sure you can break through that door Bob?”
“Of course! After all, I won my debate team.”
“Huh?...”
I have thoughts, but this isn't really the thread for arguments on the intrinsic value of stat-replacement mechanics, so I'll leave it.
 

Parmandur

Legend
Yea, but it's not like the UA article on spore druids mentioned Golgari or Ravnica anywhere. Replacing the generic "Feywild" with the Eberron-specific "Thelanis" is a simple text replacement before it goes to print.

I personally don't think this is for Eberron, but the presence/absence of any specific place names can't be used as evidence for any interpretation. They're simply not going to tip their hand this early.
Heck, the Centaur/Minotaur article actively provided a plausible "you know, for Greek Myth settings!" flavor text.
 


Yea, but it's not like the UA article on spore druids mentioned Golgari or Ravnica anywhere. Replacing the generic "Feywild" with the Eberron-specific "Thelanis" is a simple text replacement before it goes to print.
But why mention it at all if you intend to replace it?

As with the Ravnica subclasses, they didn't mention anything to do with Ravnica, but they didn't mention anything that wasn't Ravnica either.
 

Marcelus14

Explorer
Barbarian Wild soul: use magical reserves on cleric and have cleric use level 1 slot to heal you. As long as they have a wis of +4, you will break even on a healing roll of 1, but keep going it’s unlimited free healing.

Or, you know, goodberry to just fix the entire party.
 

Not all that secretly, yes, WotC has basically done that, but with nicely presented packages. I wouldn't be surprised if there is something like that by the end of the edition.
Considering the life expectancy of an edition is roughly 10 years Id hazard a guess that we may see this in 5-7 years when 6E comes along, or like you said a prototype at the end of this edition.
 


RSIxidor

Explorer
Barbarian Wild soul: use magical reserves on cleric and have cleric use level 1 slot to heal you. As long as they have a wis of +4, you will break even on a healing roll of 1, but keep going it’s unlimited free healing.

Or, you know, goodberry to just fix the entire party.
I totally missed that it didn't have a use per day limit. In addition to feeling that it should have a "no reducing this damage" clause, probably should only work so many times a day. Since the subclass already uses Con, I'd say Con modifier uses a day.
 



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